Slide of the Week

  • Ed Hubbard Slide of the Week 2019

    Edward Hubbard, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Approximately 1 in 20 people experience a kind of "mixing of the senses", known as synesthesia. In the type of synesthesia we are investigating here, "grapheme‐color synesthesia" letters and numbers (collectively referred to as graphemes) automatically and involuntarily elicit color experiences (top section). This type of synesthesia affects approximately 1% of the population.

  • H. Hill Goldsmith Slide of the Week

    H. Hill Goldsmith, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Peer victimization impacts 13% of adolescents worldwide (Currie et al. 2012). Despite its prevalence and associated adverse outcomes, global cognitive processes that could be affected by peer victimization have not been thoroughly investigated.

  • Peter Ferrazzano, MD - Slide of the Week

    Peter Ferrazzano, MD – Slide of the Week

    Title: Developmental differences in microglia morphology and gene expression during normal brain development and in response to hypoxia-ischemia Legend: Quantification of age differences in microglia morphology after cerebral ischemia.  Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HI) was induced by …

  • Hartley Slide of the Week 2019

    Sigan Hartley, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) report elevated parenting stress. The current study examined bidirectional effects between parenting stress and three domains of child functioning (ASD symptoms, internalizing behavior problems, and externalizing behavior problems) across four time points in 188 families of children with ASD (originally aged 5 to 12 yrs).

  • David Gamm Slide of the Week

    David Gamm, MD, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Numerous protocols have been described that produce neural retina from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), many of which are based on the culture of 3D organoids. While nearly all such methods yield at least partial segments of highly mature-appearing retinal structure, variabilities exist within and between organoids that can change over a protracted time course of differentiation.

  • Christopher Coe Slide of the Week

    Christopher Coe, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The developing immune system is an adaptive system, primed by antigens, responsive to infectious pathogens, and can be affected by other aspects of the early rearing environment, including deviations from the normal provision of parental care. We investigated whether early rearing in an institutional setting, even when followed by years living in supportive and well-resourced families, would be associated with a persistent shift in T cell profiles.

  • Viji Easwar Slide of the Week

    Viji Easwar, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Accurate use of interaural time differences (ITDs) for spatial hearing may require access to bilateral auditory input during sensitive periods in human development. Providing bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) simultaneously promotes symmetrical development of bilateral auditory pathways but does not support normal ITD sensitivity.

  • Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD Slide of the Week

    Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Young adults with ASD in the intervention group experienced a reduction in behavior problems over a six month period. There was no change observed for the control group.

  • Richard Davidson, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The ability to understand emotional experiences of others, empathy, is a valuable skill for effective social interactions. Various types of training increase empathy in adolescents, but their impact on brain circuits underlying empathy has not been examined. Video games provide a unique medium familiar and engaging to adolescents and can be used to deliver training at scale.

  • Ashton Slide of the Week

    Randy Ashton, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Transplantation of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived neurons into chick embryos is an established preliminary assay to evaluate engraftment potential. Yet, with recent advances in deriving diverse human neuronal subtypes, optimizing and standardizing such transplantation methodology for specific subtypes at their correlated anatomical sites is still required.

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